Category Archives: China

Asian residents are exposed to nine times more air pollution than Americans or Europeans

According to the World Health Organisation, about 88 percent of premature deaths in low- and middle-income countries in Asia can be attributed to air pollution. The number of road vehicles in Beijing increased from 1.5 million in 2000 to more … Continue reading

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Beijing is tackling air pollution at street level

Beijing just announced a new policy to control the number of cars without local licences on the road in order to ease traffic and reduce air pollution. Starting November 1 next year, people can no longer drive cars with non-Beijing … Continue reading

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Beijing one of China’s worst offenders in air pollution in May

China’s capital was once again identified as one of the worst places for air quality in May, ministry data showed on Wednesday, although general air quality in its nearby regions improved. Concentration of small breathable particles, known as PM2.5, rose … Continue reading

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Beijing issues yellow alert for air pollution

Beijing issued a yellow alert for air pollution Tuesday. Yellow alert means the average daily air quality index (AQI) in the city will exceed 200 for at least two days. Beijing will see its air moderately or seriously polluted from … Continue reading

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Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study

Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University on Tuesday. Stringent winter restrictions on industry, transportation and coal consumption enabled smog-prone northern Chinese … Continue reading

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China renews blue alert for sandstorms

The national weather observatory continued its blue alert for sandstorms on Wednesday, forecasting wind and dust for north China. From Wednesday evening to Thursday, parts of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi and Xinjiang will be affected by the dust, said … Continue reading

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Beijing Experiences First Big Sandstorm of 2018; High Pollution Levels Leave Beijingers Dismayed

Beijingers woke up to extremely thick haze and PM10 levels of over 2,000 this morning (Mar 28) as a sandstorm settled over the capital. Though pollution levels have crept back gradually since Spring Festival, following one of the best winters … Continue reading

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Smog to linger in Beijing, nearby regions

Smog will linger in Beijing and nearby regions from Tuesday night to Wednesday, China’s national observatory forecast Tuesday. Moderate to heavy smog will be seen in central and southern parts of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and nearby areas, with severe smog … Continue reading

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